Monday, December 20, 2010

Nerd nation propels 'Tron: Legacy' to No. 1 at box office

"Committed core group of people" appears to be code for every 30-something nerd in the nation.
Though quaint by today's standards, the computer-graphic effects in the original "Tron" were cutting-edge at the time. Yet the movie was a box-office underachiever whose following somehow swelled in the intervening decades in a way that perplexed even the studio's executives.

"I sure wish I knew, because there is a very, very committed core group of people who just love that movie, and they have fanned the opening-weekend grosses," said Chuck Viane, head of distribution for Disney.

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